Jon Atack is the author of A Piece of Blue Sky, one of the very best books on L. He has a new edition of the book for sale, and on Saturdays he’s helping us sift through the legends, myths, and contested facts about Scientology that tend to get hashed and rehashed in books, articles, and especially on the Internet.
Jon, for a few weeks now we’ve been bugging you about L.
It means the ability to perform astonishing feats - such as remembering lists of several dozen words - can be learned, say scientists.
After 40 days of daily 30-minute training sessions individuals who had typical memory skills at the start and no previous practise more than doubled their capacity.
PALEONTOLOGY, AND in particular the study of dinosaurs, is an exciting topic to people of all ages.
Although most attention in today's world focuses on dinosaurs and why they became extinct, the world of paleontology includes many other interesting organisms which tell us about Earth's past history.
JON: When I first went to Saint Hill in the mid-70s, I was befriended by a Crowleyite named Carlos.If you want to remember a shopping list, for example, you imagine putting all the items in specific locations around your living room.This means each item on your list is associated with a remembered spot in your living room. Soon after you settle into your new home with your uncle and young cousin, a series of impossible murders begin to rock the sleepy town: victims who suddenly disappear, only for their bodies to be found hanging upside down from telephone poles with no obvious cause of death. The truth is something that is chosen and grasped... Only by gaining that does the seeker become truth himself, a cord that connects past and future. You are an Ordinary High-School Student moving to the rural town of Inaba for one year while your parents are working abroad.